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a penny for your thoughts exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind

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be convinced that something is very probable or likely (to happen or be the case)
use your common sense or resourcefulness
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
sauve ton coeur
No idea what this means MJB
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
calm down!
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
be silent, stop talking etc
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
used to tell someone that you do not know any more about a subject than they do
Ex: Jill: 'How long should we bake this pie?' Jane: 'Your guess is as good as mine'.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
attractive woman that you marry to show your success
Online journal where the writer presents a record of activities, thoughts, or beliefs
Ex: In 2004, blogs were becoming highly popular and began to influence mainstream media. Also: weblog. Ex: He sent her an e-mail after googling her name and finding her weblog.
An apron is a piece of clothing that you put on over the front of your normal clothes and tie round your waist, especially when you are cooking, in order to prevent your clothes from getting dirty.
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      n   pl   , pennies, pence  
1      (Also called (formerly))    new penny   (in Britain) a bronze coin having a value equal to one hundredth of a pound,   (Symbol)    p  
2    (in Britain before 1971) a bronze or copper coin having a value equal to one twelfth of a shilling or one two-hundred-and-fortieth of a pound,   (Abbrev.)    d  
3    a monetary unit of the Republic of Ireland worth one hundredth of a pound  
4    pl   , pennies   (in the U.S. and Canada) a cent  
5    a coin of similar value, as used in several other countries  
6    used with a negative  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)   the least amount of money  
I don't have a penny     
7    a bad penny  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)   an objectionable person or thing (esp. in the phrase turn up like a bad penny)  
8    a pretty penny  
Informal   a considerable sum of money  
9    spend a penny     (Brit)  
informal   to urinate  
10    the penny dropped  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)   the explanation of something was finally realized  
11    two a penny   plentiful but of little value  
     (Old English penig, pening; related to Old Saxon penni(n)g, Old High German pfeni(n)c, German Pfennig)  

      n   pl   , -nies     (Brit)      a variant spelling of       halfpenny  
new penny  
      n      another name for       penny       1  
Now rare   a hack writer or journalist  
penny arcade  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   a public place with various coin-operated machines for entertainment; amusement arcade  
Penny Black  
      n   the first adhesive postage stamp, issued in Britain in 1840; an imperforate stamp bearing the profile of Queen Victoria on a dark background  
      n   pl   , -fuls     (Brit)  
informal   a cheap, often lurid or sensational book or magazine  
      n     (Brit)   an early type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel, the pedals being attached to the front wheel,   (U.S. name)    ordinary  
     (C20: so called because of the similarity between the relative sizes of the wheels and the relative sizes of the (old) penny and farthing coins)  
Informal   excessively careful with money  
  penny-pincher      n  
penny shares  
      pl n     (Stock Exchange)   securities with a low market price, esp. less than 20p, enabling small investors to purchase a large number for a relatively small outlay  
penny whistle  
      n   a type of flageolet with six finger holes, esp. a cheap one made of metal,   (Also called)    tin whistle  
1    greatly concerned with saving small sums of money  
2    penny-wise and pound-foolish   careful about trifles but wasteful in large ventures  
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